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How Does Sugar Cause Toothdecay and Cavities?

April 3, 2013 Tooth Decay

In a recent put out by the American Dental Association, they addressed bacteria as being the primary cause of tooth decay. Unfortunately, bacteria is not the real cause of tooth decay but rather a byproduct of having too much sugar in your diet.

Sugar causes tooth decay and cavities. When we consume sugars, it ruins our teeth a number of different ways.

1. Sugars cause teeth to decay because they increase acidity in our mouth. People who constantly eat sugars, maintain a high level of acidity that can demineralize teeth and weaken tooth enamel. It is the acidity demineralizing teeth, which creates soft spots, and eventually corrodes into a cavity. Bacteria aid in the process, by converting the sugars into acids very quickly. Acids can last in your mouth for up to 45 minutes after

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How Does Candy and Sugar Cause Cavities?

September 21, 2012 Tooth Decay

Many people already believe candy causes tooth decay, but how does it occur? How does sugar cause cavities? Why is consuming candy and sugar on a regular basis bad for your teeth?


There are three reasons why candy and sugar are bad for you. The first reason is that it causes acid erosion to take place. When you eat sugar, the bacteria in your mouth instantly starts metabolizing it by converting it into an acid. When you have acid in your mouth, they can stick to your teeth and cause them to demineralize and become weak. Once your teeth become completely demineralized, cavities form very easily, and the tooth structure becomes very soft. Some of the worst kinds of sugary foods to consume on a regular basis include hard

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